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, instead of focusing on iraq and saddam hussein. eichenwald writes -- >> to talk about the significance of these findings, we're joined by the author himself, kurt eichenwald, an award winning journalist and contributing editor at "vanity fair." his of a guest today is called, "the deafness before the storm." his latest book, "500 days: secrets and lies in the terror wars." we welcome you to "democracy now!" lay out the chronology for us but a lot of people know august 6, 2001, right before the september 11 attacks, explain then that memo and how you went back. >> that is the way to look at this, which is backwards. in 2004, the 9/11 commission hearings were saying, we want to see these presidential daily greeks. the bush administration fought releasing them. they finally released the august 61, which now have the infamous headline "bin laden determined to strike u.s.." in her testimony, condoleezza rice, the national security adviser at the time, said this was merely a historical document, a review of bin laden and al qaeda and what they've done. when you read it, that is what it was.
for their role in the deaths of prisoners in iraq and afghanistan. all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. mitt romney accepted the republican presidential nomination thursday night with a vow to revive the u.s. economy and a plea to voters disappointed with president obama's first term. >> how many days have you woken up thinking something special was happening in america? many of you felt that way on election day four years ago. hope and change had a powerful appeal. tonight ask a simple question. if you felt that excitement when you voted for barack obama, shouldn't you feel that way now that he is president obama? [applause] you know there's something wrong with the kind of job his son as president and the best feeling you had was the day you voted for him. >> we will have more from romney's speech after the headlines. the justice department has announced it will not prosecute anyone involved in the killing and torturing of prisoners in cia custody after a three-year investigation. the justice depar
from iraq and the planned drawdown from afghanistan. in a theme he touched on throughout his speech, obama said the "change" he promised four years ago would take time, but was surely underway. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> we will have more from president obama's speech after the headlines and host the debate. at least 50 people i've been killed in a pair of earthquakes in southwestern china. the chinese government says the quakes damaged thousands of buildings, displacing some 20,000 people. the united nations food agency says global prices have stabilized at levels near those of the 2008 crisis that sparked unrest across the globe. ahead of the food and agriculture organization said international action could prevent a crisis in part by addressing the harsh impact of the recent u.s. drought. >> there is a risk of more price increases, but at the moment, there is no evidence to suggest that is an inevitability. the very sharp reduction in u.s. pr
the compound's main gate. protests have also occurred in other countries including egypt, iraq, iran, tunisia, and bangladesh as well as the gaza strip. in cairo, at least 13 demonstrators were injured today outside the u.s. embassy. police reportedly used tear gas to disperse the protesters after they threw stones and molotov cocktails. the protests follow tuesday night's storming of the was consulate in the libyan city of benghazi that left the u.s. ambassador christopher stevens and three staffers dead. on wednesday, president obama vowed to bring to justice those responsible for the killings, which he said would not repeat ties between u.s. and libya. >> we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand at a to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. already, many libyans have joined us in doing so. this attack will not break the bonds between u.s. and libya. >> the obama administration has dispatched an elite group of marines to the libyan capital of tripoli and six u
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. more than 100 people were killed in iraq on sunday and one of the country's deadliest days this year. a series of bombings hit baghdad shortly after fugitive iraqi vice president was sentenced to death for allegedly planning and funding attacks in iraq. a leading sunni muslim politician, he fled baghdad in december when iraq's shia-led government accused him of running death squads. he has denied the charges, saying they're politically motivated. the controversy has sparked fears of worsening the sectarian turmoil between shiites and sunnis. in sunday's worst attack, more than 50 people were killed when a bomb struck a crowded commercial area. the u.s. has formally handed control of the bagram air base to the afghan government and a key milestone for the more than a decade-long a to occupation. but despite the handover, the u.s. is continuing to contain control over several dozen prisoners in a dispute the afghan government. "the new york times" reports the spat apparently centers on afghan refusals to adopt the no- trial detention system dem
for possible discipline. iraq is denying reports it allowed iran to fly shipments of weapons and military personnel to in a the regime of syrian president bashar al-assad over iraq airspace. according to reuters, the transfers have been authorized under a deal between top iraqi and iranian officials. on wednesday, senator john kerry of massachusetts warned iraq the alleged flights could jeopardize u.s. aid. at the united nations, secretary-general ban ki-moon said syria would top the agenda at the general assembly in new york next week. >> every morning when i watch tv and images, whenever i see many people, particularly young children, who are affected by this, i could not start my day with a peace of mind. it really affects me deeply. as you know, and unfortunately, the government and opposition forces seem to be determined to see the end by military means. i think military means [indiscernible] it should be resolved through political dialogue. >> italy's top court has upheld the sentences of 23 cia operatives convicted of kidnapping a muslim cleric under the u.s. program of extraordina
in iraq. rodriguez still needs formal approval from the white house and confirmation from the senate before replacing general carter ham as head of africa command. the obama administration has taken a number of steps to expand u.s. military presence in africa and ramped up the use of covert spying -- operations. the palestinian activist has agreed to end his hunger strike amidst signs of progress in the global campaign for his release. zakaria zubeidi, a former militant turned activist and director of freedom theatre, has been in prison by the palestinian authority since may. he has been on hunger strike some september 9. there were reports he could be released as early as sunday. republican senator scott brown faced democratic challenger elizabeth warren in the first debate of their closely watched massachusetts senate race thursday. brown began by attacking elizabeth warren for claiming on past documents that she is native american. warren defended herself, she had been told growing up in oklahoma that her mother was part delaware and part cherokee. the candidates sparred over a nu
care and women's rights to immigration and ending the war in iraq. about two dozen democratic congress women and candidates took the stage together to criticize the republicans on a number of issues including healthcare, equal pay, and domestic violence. illinois congressional candidate tammy duckworth, who lost her legs serving in iraq, criticized republican nominee mitt romney for ignoring the war in afghanistan. other speakers included lilly ledbetter, for whom the lilly ledbetter fair pay act was named, and san antonio mayor julian castro. will your act serbs from their speeches in a moment. the evening culminated with first lady michelle obama. these are some highlights. >> over the past few years as first lady, i had the extraordinary privilege of traveling all across this country. and everywhere i have gone in the people i have met in the stories i've heard, i have seen the very best of the american spirit. i have seen it in the incredible kindness and warmth people have shown me and my family, especially our girls. i've seen it in teachers in the near bankrupt school district w
refugees from iraq and palestine, need protection and assistance inside syria. as conditions deteriorated, with implications for serious neighbors that are dangerous. >> the oil giant shell will delay oil drilling in the alaskan arctic until at least next summer after suffering damage to a spill containment during a test. shell began the drilling earlier this month or the objections of indigenous and environmental groups. pennsylvania's board of pardons has denied clemency to a death row, but -- kristin convicted of murdering his sexual abuser. terry williams is scheduled to be executed next month for the 1984 murder of amos norwood. norwood had sexually abused williams for remember of years up until the night before williams took revenge by killing him. advocates of child sexual abuse have urged leniency for williams or advocates of sexual abuse victims had urged leniency for williams because jurors were not informed of all the facts, including that williams had been raped by other men. williams is now asking a state court to issue a stay of execution. those are some of the headlines. th
the film have erupted in multiple other locations including bangladesh, malaysia, indonesia, iraq, iran, jordan, sudan, tunisia, israel, and the gaza strip. u.s. authorities have officially identified the key figure behind the anti islam film that sparked the protests. nakoula basseley nakoula is a 55-year-old 7 california resident with a checkered past involving drug convictions and bank fraud. he was sentenced to nearly two years in prison in 2010 for financial crimes and is barred from using the internet without approval under the terms of his supervised release. he told the associated press he is a coptic christian. meanwhile, an actress who participated in the film said actors were deceived about the nature of the video and did not realize it was anti islam. instead they're given a script entitled "desert warriors" that was purported to be about life in ancient egypt, the words like mohammed and other references to islam were dubbed over their voices after the filming. new details have emerged about the attack in libya that killed as a ambassador christopher stevens and three of hi
the changes were considered too difficult. today, that iraq and those false choices come to in and. >> since the 800 delegates of the chicago teachers union's voted overwhelmingly to suspend the strike, the agreement will go for the entire membership. the deal calls for double-digit salary increase over the next three years, including raises for cost of living, while maintaining other increases for experience and advanced education. this is a teacher and union delegate who voted to end the walkout. >> i feel like we got something we can go back to the classroom with dignity with. we did not win as much on fair compensation, but we have position's going back, p.e. positions, a promise of hiring 100 more support staff. with an anti-bullying clause. even our mayor is joining in. i think we're going to go back being able to be advocates for better classroom conditions. we have eight parents member on each class size panel, even though we fought on class size was some of the non permissible material. there is no merit pay in the system. we were able to fight back on the performance evaluation ref
on the floor of the house against the war in afghanistan, as i did against the war in iraq. amy goodman: you voted in-three days after september 11, 2001, to give president bush the authority to retaliate in a vote that was 420 to 1. you have described it was one of your toughest votes. talk about how you decided to do that. rep. john lewis: i was very disturbed about what happened on 9/11. and when i look back on it, if i had to do it all over again, i would have voted with barbara lee. it was raw courage on her part. so, because of that, i don't vote for funding for war. i vote against preparation for the military. i will never again go down that road. amy goodman: and what do you say to those who say, "then you're not supporting the military. you're not supporting the soldiers, the troops"? rep. john lewis: i support the soldiers. when i see young men in uniform, i say, "thank you for your service." and i tell them, "i want all of you to come home." i tell them to their faces. i see them in the airports. i see them in washington. i say, "it's time for you to come home." amy goodman: presi
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